Special to the News-Times
YELLVILLE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting four bald eagles near Pyatt in Marion County.
The eagles were discovered near Marion County Road 3021 on Feb. 13. Further investigation by the AGFC and USFWS has revealed the eagles were shot between mid-January and mid-February. Red-tailed hawks, a domestic dog and white-tailed deer were also found shot and killed in the immediate area.
Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The violations of these statutes carry maximum criminal penalties of up to $250,000 and up to two years in federal prison.
Anyone with information concerning these eagles is asked to call the USFWS Office of Law Enforcement in Conway at 501-513-4470; or contact the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at 833-356-0824. You may also text your tip to TIP411 (847411).